igus® was founded in a double garage in Cologne-Mülheim in 1964. "Give me your biggest problem, and I'll solve it." That was the offer Günter Blase used to win over his first customer, Schlafhorst.
Today, igus® supplies more than 175,000 customers all over the globe. On average, 4,200 packages are on the way to customers, sent from 13 shipping centres around the world. And we keep asking ourselves constantly: how do we improve technology while reducing costs? In this effort, cooperation with our customers is very important to us. In Germany alone, more than 80 sales engineers are on site every day to solve tribological problems with polymer bearings.
Various tasks can often be suitably completed with a dry-tech® product. Tribo-polymer material properties make them useful for many applications. For instance, a bearing allows various types of movement. The injection-moulding process makes manufacturing a complex design cost-efficient, allowing the product to be designed to meet requirements. This is true both of standard products and of parts made specially for a particular customer.
A good example of this is tolerance compensation with a clearance-free, pre-loaded iglidur® JVFM bearing: